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By trawling through FDA databases of drug effects using a new algorithm, Stanford researchers reveal thousands of previously unknown consequences of taking drugs together.
March 16, 2012, 3:07 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Sex and alcohol appear to offer their rewards through the same system.
March 16, 2012, 11:19 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
A new social media platform connects blood donors and those in need.
March 15, 2012, 6:21 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
The newly launched crowdfunding community connects researchers with private donors. For $50, you’ll be thanked in a scientific article, for $5,000, a new ant species will be named after you.
March 14, 2012, 3:34 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Just as many of us are looking forward to warmer months ahead, scientists are finding that higher temperatures can hinder the cognitive performance of people with multiple sclerosis.
March 14, 2012, 5:36 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
The London Science Museum has images of thousands of medical objects that span 3,000 years of history: from a female mummy’s prosthetic toe to a pair of gas-powered arms for a 12-year old boy.
March 13, 2012, 3:22 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Researchers suggest a link between Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and parental occupational exposures.
March 13, 2012, 5:15 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
Phylo is an online game that allows players to match up colored blocks corresponding to DNA sequences. Turns out, data from the game are untangling big problems in comparative genomics.
March 12, 2012, 9:59 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Columbia University researchers have found a possible new source of insulin for people with Type 1 diabetes: gastrointestinal cells.
March 12, 2012, 2:05 PM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
A year after the Fukushima earthquake, public health experts agree that radiation fears were overblown. Heart disease, depression, and being severed from standard medical care might be worse.
March 11, 2012, 10:57 PM PDT | By Janet Fang